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West Steak and Seafood

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4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits) (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
+1 760-930-9100
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative...
An intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team. West Steak and Seafood provides the highest quality prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy "farm to table" experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from our own West Farm.
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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happy hour

Pleasant, clubby, not too noisy, dimmly lit bar, great wines by the glass, wonderful beer on tap, limited menu for happy hour. All the offerings are great. That drinks and food is offered at reduced prices really isn't enough to come here, but it's as good an excuse as any.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
David B
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Carlsbad, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Carlsbad, California
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129 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Pleasant, clubby, not too noisy, dimmly lit bar, great wines by the glass, wonderful beer on tap, limited menu for happy hour. All the offerings are great. That drinks and food is offered at reduced prices really isn't enough to come here, but it's as good an excuse as any.

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Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Good food and average service but very expensive. We don't drink alcohol but we were constantly asked to order drinks although we said we only wanted water. I actually prefer Hunter Steakhouse for service and value, but as I said this is nice for special occasions.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We paid for our son, a Lieutenant at Camp Pendelton, and his wife to dine at West for their first wedding anniversary. They really looked forward to the dinner and were disappointed. They felt the restaurant did not live up to its reviews. Part of the problem may be that the young people (both 26) were given a lousy table... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The ratings I saw on Tripadvisor were justified. We had a very engaging server that took excellent care of us. Good size menu and large wine list. My wife had 2 appetizers for dinner and I had a salad and fillet. Great quality, cooked to order. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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Harrisburg, PA
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had the scallops and my husband had the short ribs! OUTSTANDING!!! We splurged and had a piece of cheesecake which is made in house and a cup of Mexican coffee! The cake was moist and smooth- the best! Service was extremely friendly and attentive. Atmosphere is elegant even in the bar.descent prices for happy hour.

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Magnolia, Kentucky, United States
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I love the decor and mood of this restaurant. It has been awhile since we enjoyed superb service in an upscale eatery The mussels where fantastic with a hint of heat. I enjoyed a prime filet that melted in my mouth. My partner's lobster tails,simply prepared, were tender. The organic vegetable side was excellent. They used purple and yellow califlower... More 

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County Durham, UK
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165 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Enjoyed a great meal here with colleagues after a round of golf at the crossings nearby. I had a great steak although the menu includes an array of other choices. Semi formal dining. Not cheap but a great treat.

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El Paso, Texas
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Have eaten there MANY times and on our last visit there we discover they have a new chef.... Extremely disappointed and won't return the next time we are in the area. They had THE BEST onion soup.....now it's not even on the menu; waiter recommended their chili instead.....it was more like bean soup.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Dined there two nights in a row. The food and service were both superb!! The scallops were to die for. Also thoroughly enjoyed the filet mignon, lobster tail, sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes. One of the best dining experiences ever. Will definitely return next time I'm visiting Carlsbad.

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Napa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is an exceptional restaurant located in the West hotel. The lighting is dark, but it's elegant. We dined in the bar and had light meals and the food was excellent. The Happy hour menu was a fine dining experience and such a good value. Everything from scallops to filet mignon sliders. Wish we had been staying another night to... More 

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Additional Information about West Steak and Seafood

Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
Phone Number: +1 760-930-9100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
    (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-930-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

An intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team. West Steak and Seafood provides the highest quality prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy "farm to table" experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from our own West Farm.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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